Cape Town - Proteas all-rounder Chris Morris believes that hismatch-winning performance in the fourth One-Day International (ODI)against England at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on Friday was one of the mostmemorable moments of
Morris’ thrilling career-best innings of 62 off 38 balls saved the Proteas from the claws of defeat, and has set upan enticing series finale at Newlands on Sunday.
"Today was one of the most memorable days of my cricketingcareer," Morris said after the one-wicket win.
"I keep saying that I’m alwayshappy that I can contribute. To win a game for your country, it doesn’t matterwhat format be it chess, darts or whatever, to win a game for your country is aspecial feeling.
"For myself personally, I’m happy that I could contribute, butin saying that I’m glad I got some runs under the belt, it was nice to hit someout of the park. I’m happy with our performance and happy with the win."
The 28-year-old says he has been working hard to improve hiscredentials with the bat and is satisfied to see the work in the nets payingoff, especially when it really mattered for the team.
He showed hispotential with a fighting 69 in the second Test match against Englandat Newlands earlier this year, and has made a serious stake for theall-rounder position after only 11 ODIs.
"I’ve put in a lot of hard work on my batting in the lastcouple of months," he said.
"Since I moved to the Titans I have done a lot ofwork on my batting where there is a lot of belief pumped into you as a player,especially from the coach Rob Walter. He believes in you as a player and pushesyou 100%.
"The amount of effort Russell (Domingo) and the coaches putin has been great.
"Our guys have thrown a millions balls to me andin the end it has to pay off, fortunately tonight it was my turn to show offthat I am pushing for that all-rounder spot. I’m just happy to be playingcricket."
The win means that the Proteas have maintained theirunbeaten record in all pink ODIs, which have been superbly supported by aspirited sold-out crowd at the Bullring.
Proteas captain, AB de Villiers, saysalthough the squad is high in confidence and belief, they will have to startfrom zero come Sunday.
"Hopefully we have enough confidence and momentum on ourside to take to Newlands," De Villiers said.
"Once again, like I alwaysmention, the game will start at 0-0 on Sunday. We have to find a way to get themomentum going on the day."